ben-wall.jpgUndefeated Australian lightweight Ben “Manimal” Wall (7-0-1) has signed with the Texas-based Legacy Fighting Championship.

MMAjunkie.com today confirmed the deal and Wall is expected to debut in January against four-time Legacy FC veteran Alex Black (5-3) at Legacy Fighting Championship 27 in Houston.

Representatives from the promotion have yet to make an official announcement.

Undefeated as a professional fighter, Wall was full of confidence ahead of 2012's “The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes,” which saw British and Australian fighters compete for UFC contracts on the international version of the long-running reality competition series. Yet in the very first bout of the season’s 155-pound tournament, Wall suffered a unanimous-decision loss to eventual finalist Colin Fletcher.

With the tournament finals taking place at this past December’s UFC on FX 6 event, just a handful of non-finalists were invited to compete on the card, and Wall was not among them.

Wall returned to action at this past March’s Nitro MMA event in Australia and earned a unanimous-decision win over Jai Bradney. He also picked up a victory over two-time UFC vet Bernardo Magalhaes in the mixed-rules event Combat 8, which sees fighters don MMA gloves for what ultimately amounts to boxing matches that allow for groundfighting in just 30-second intervals.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Former UFC fighter and TUF 5 alum, Corey Hill dead at 36

  • 12 days ago
  • 4 views

The Ultimate Fighter 5 cast member and former UFC lightweight, Corey Hill has died from cardiac arrest stemming from a collapsed lung. After several conflicting reports stemming from the UFC's announ read news >>

Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Magana Added to TUF 21 Finale

  • 28 days ago
  • 34 views

Newly signed UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson will make her promotional debut at the Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale, officials announced late Wednesday evening. read news >>

Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Magana Signed for TUF 21 Finale

  • 28 days ago
  • 15 views

Michelle Waterson has her first fight booked under the UFC banner as she will meet Angela Magana at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. The UFC made the announcement just 24 hours after announcing that W read news >>

Bellator tourney winner 'Frodo' Khasbulaev signs with WSOF, promotion seeks opponent

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator MMA Season 8 featherweight tournament winner Magomedrasul Khasbulaev has signed a multi-fight deal with WSOF, and the promotion is now seeking an opponent to face him at June’s WSOF 21 event read news >>

Invicta's Michelle Waterson signs with UFC, faces Angela Magana in July

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

Michelle Waterson, known as "The Karate Hottie", has signed with the UFC to compete in the women's strawweight division. Invicta has lost another one of their stars to the UFC. Michelle Waterson, kno read news >>

Veteran slugger Melvin Guillard signs with Bellator

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 views

Veteran lightweight slugger Melvin Guillard, who’s recently competed for the UFC and WSOF, has signed with Bellator MMA.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, WSOF read news >>

Lightweight Melvin Guillard signs with Bellator

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

Melvin Guillard's rocky World Series of Fighting tenure is now in the past as the lightweight has signed with Bellator. The next chapter in Melvin Guillard's up-and-down career will take place inside read news >>

K-1 GP heavyweight champion, Ewerton Teixeira, signs with Bellator

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

Brazilian K-1 Japan champion, Ewerton Teixeira has a signed a contract with Bellator. Teixeira is 33 years old and undefeated in MMA. There is a new fighter in Bellator's heavyweight division. A form read news >>

WSOF Signs Trio of Top Russian Prospects

  • 8 days ago
  • 0 views

World Series of Fighting on Wednesday announced that it has signed three top Russian prospects to its growing roster. read news >>